Many bird species use Bear Lake seasonally or during migrations. Herons, egrets, sandpipers, rails, pelicans, geese, coots, grebes, Tundra swans and osprey are common visitors throughout the year. During the spring months of April through June the area becomes the primary breeding grounds for the burrowing owl, gray flycatcher, long-billed curlew, peregrine falcon, and the black-throated gray warbler. Early in the summer months, several species of mergansers and diving ducks converge on the rocky shorelines to fish as the newly hatched Bear Lake sculpin occupy shallow waters during this period. During winter the area becomes critical habitat for the American eagle and Swainson’s hawk....
Palacios, Patsy; Luecke, Chris; and Robinson, Justin
"Birds and mammals of the Bear Lake basin, Utah,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 14, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol14/iss1/16